Louis Patrick Smith was born Dec. 21, 1953, to Robert and Mary Louise Dunn Smith. He departed his life on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at his residence in Bogalusa. He was a life-long resident of the Varnado/Angie Community.
Patrick was a proud 1981 graduate of Varnado High School. He enjoyed school and was always the life of the party, especially with his classmates.
Patrick was united in Holy Matrimony to Verneda Fland Smith. To that union, one daughter was born, LaDarricka Smith.
Patrick was employed with the family’s trucking business, Smith & Sons Trucking, for many years. He was a dedicated and devoted truck driver who loved truck driving dearly.
He leaves to cherish his promises: two daughters, Aungelle Williams of Baton Rouge and LaDarricka Smith of Hammond; his parents, Robert and Mary Louise Smith of Varnado; two sisters, Evelyn Weary and Brenda Smith, also of Varnado; three grandchildren, Amyah Williams, Ahmaj Williams and King Lawrence of Baton Rouge; aunts, Ellen (Richard) Matthews, Jerry (Rudolph) Thompson of Houston, Texas, Eddie M. Bickham of Columbia, Miss., and Celeste Mae Myers of Oregon; uncles, Billy Wayne (Rena) Robinson of Houston, and Charles Earl Robinson of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Patrick also leaves a host of special friends that were like brothers and sisters.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Gustavious Smith; maternal grandparents, Nancy (Charlie) Richards, Johnnie Robinson and Lorenzo Hunter; fraternal grandparents, Tina and Charlie Smith, and aunts and uncles.
Drive-through viewing will be held Friday, June 11, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Mary’s Chapel U.M.C. in Varnado, the Rev. Terrence August, pastor, the Rev. Nolan Robinson, officiating. Interment will be in Robinson Cemetery.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.